Mummies are preserved corpses animated through the auspices of dark desert gods best forgotten. Most mummies are 5 to 6 feet tall and weigh about 120 pounds. Mummies can speak Common, but seldom bother to do so.. They usually inhabit great tombs or temple complexes, maintaining a timeless vigil and destroying would-be graverobbers.
Source(s) 3.5E Monster Manual I, 3E Monster Manual I, Monstrous Compendium Volume 1, d20 Modern, Expert Boxed Set, 1E Monster Manual 1, Rules Cyclopedia, Classic D&D Game, Monstrous Manual, Dangerous Denizens
|Mummy – Mummy Lord, 10th-Level Cleric|
|Medium undead||Medium undead|
|Hit Dice||8d12+3 (55 hp)||8d12 plus 10d8 (97 hp)|
|Speed||20 ft. (4 squares)||15 ft. in Half-plate armor (3 squares); base speed 20 ft.|
|Armor Class||20 (+10 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 20||19 (+1 Dexterity, +10 natural, touch 11, flat-footed 20|
|Attack||Slam +11 melee (1d6+10 plus mummy rot)||Slam +20 melee (1d6+12/19-20 plus mummy rot)|
|Full Attack||Slam +11 melee (1d6+10 plus mummy rot)||Slam +20 melee (1d6+12/19-20 plus mummy rot)|
|Space/Reach||5 ft./5 ft.||5 ft./5 ft.|
|Special Attacks||Despair, mummy rot||Despair, mummy rot, rebuke undead, spells|
|Special Qualities||Damage reduction 5/-, Darkvision 60 ft., undead traits, vulnerability to fire||Damage reduction 5/-, Darkvision 60 ft., resistance to fire 10, undead traits, vulnerability to fire|
|Saves||Fort +4, Ref +2, Will +8||Fort +13, Ref +8, Will +20|
|Abilities||Strength 24, Dexterity 10, Constitution -, Intelligence 6, Wisdom 14, Charisma 15||Strength 26, Dexterity 12, Constitution -, Intelligence 8, Wisdom 20, Charisma 17|
|Skills||Hide +7, Listen +8, Move Silently +7, Spot +8||Concentration +8, Knowledge (religion) +4, Listen +18, Move|
Silently +5, Spot +18
|Feats||Alertness, Great Fortitude, Toughness||Alertness, Combat Casting, Great Fortitude, Improved Critical|
(slam), Improved Initiative, Weapon Focus (slam)
|Organization||Solitary, warden squad (2-4), or guardian detail (6-10)||Solitary or tomb guard (1 mummy lord and 6-10 mummies)|
|Treasure||Standard||Standard plus possessions noted below|
|Alignment||Usually lawful evil||Usually lawful evil|
|Advancement||9-16 HD (Medium); 17-24 HD (Large)||By character class|
Despair (Su): At the mere sight of a mummy, the viewer must succeed on a DC 16 Will save or be paralyzed with fear for 1d4 rounds. Whether or not the save is successful, that creature cannot be affected again by the same mummy’s despair ability for 24 hours. The save DC is Charisma-based.
mummy rot is a powerful curse, not a natural disease. A character attempting to cast any conjuration (healing) spell on a creature afflicted with mummy rot must succeed on a DC 20 caster level check, or the spell has no effect on the afflicted character.
To eliminate mummy rot, the curse must first be broken with break enchantment or remove curse (requiring a DC 20 caster level check for either spell), after which a caster level check is no longer necessary to cast healing spells on the victim, and the mummy rot can be magically cured as any normal disease.
An afflicted creature who dies of mummy rot shrivels away into sand and dust that blow away into nothing at the first wind.
Unusually powerful or evil individuals preserved as mummies sometimes rise as greater mummies after death. A mummy lord resembles its lesser fellows, but often wears or carries equipment it used in life.
Mummy lords are often potent spellcasters. They are found as guardians of the tombs of high lords, priests, and mages. Most are sworn to defend for eternity the resting place of those whom they served in life, but in some cases a mummy lord’s unliving state is the result of a terrible curse or rite designed to punish treason, infidelity, or crimes of an even more abhorrent nature. A mummy lord of this sort is usually imprisoned in a tomb that is never meant to be opened again.
Despair (Su): The save DC against this mummy lord’s despair is 17.
Typical Cleric Spells Prepared (6/7/6/5/5/4; save DC 15 + spell level):
- 0-Detect Magic (2), Guidance, read magic, resistance, virtue;
- 1st-bane, command, deathwatch, divine favor, doom, Sanctuary*, shield of faith;
- 2nd-bull’s strength, death knell*, Hold Person, Resist Energy, silence, Spiritual Weapon;
- 3rd-animate dead*, deeper darkness, dispel magic, Invisibility Purge, searing light;
- 4th-air walk, dismissal, divine power, giant vermin, spell immunity*;
- 5th-Insect Plague, slay living*, Spell Resistance, symbol of pain.